ESPN Report Says James Harden ‘Calls For Off-Days And Charters Private Jets To Vegas’ Between Games
James Harden is the modern day Dennis Rodman, but without the multiple championships.
The disgruntled Houston Rockets superstar has been rumored to want out of the franchise this offseason after yet another failed year to reach the NBA Finals.
One wonders why he would want to leave a team that allowed him to do what he wanted, which was proven when Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported that the superstar has a track record of getting his own private jet and partying in between NBA games.
“If the Rockets had two or three days between games, it was a good bet Harden would call for an off day and charter a private jet to party in Las Vegas or another city,” MacMahon wrote. “He always gets an excused absence from the first practice after the All-Star break for the same reason.”
The 31-year-old put up 34.3 points, 7.5 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game last season.
The team actually knew about him partying a lot and it didn’t mind it.
“If they have multiple days off, everybody knows: James is going to fly somewhere else and party,” a member of last season’s coaching staff said. “But he’s going to come back and have a 50-point triple-double, so they’re OK with it.”
The veteran has led the league in scoring for the last three seasons.
Now that these stories are coming out now, it just leads you to believe that a divorce between the two is imminent.
The Rockets recently shipped former MVP Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for point guard John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick.